ChokedWas it ever this hard? the carpenter . . . former carpenter wondered. Paulie's eyes were so strong, so fixated, Kaku had no choice but to look away or risk being trapped in those black eyes and rendered speechless. Speechless was not a good thing, he had to find words, form words, make words - speak them, speak them now, dammit. Now.Choked by ibiteyourface
"I . . . I . . . "
Kaku's voice hitched again and he fell silent. Nothing.
What was it that made apologizing so hard for him? He was truly sorry, there was no doubt of it in his mind - in his heart. Kaku had often ached over the day he would - would leave the Galley-La and become a Cipher Pol 9 assassin once again. He had treasured those moments, the moments when he cast away the model ships he made as a child and created powerful, full-fledged boats as a man. He held dear those fleeting instants when he could forget he was a trained killer and fly above the city like every stone rooftop was his personal trampoline. He loved the looks, t